Friday, August 18, 2017

Yee-Haw - DT layour for Just Nick

Hey there friends,

I'm back with you today sharing a new layout I created for Just Nick.

As I was browsing the cut files, I came across the Star Background 5 cut file that reminded me of the Texas star.

https://justnick.myshopify.com/collections/all/products/star-background-6

Since we were on holiday in Texas, I knew I'd have plenty of photos I can use with this. I chose one I took in Fort Worth where we went to see the cattle drive and the Cowboy Museum Hall of Fame. Which is when my kid decided he absolutely needed to be a cowboy ha! So we bought a hat and a bandana which is what he is showing off here.


I went through my stash and picked out a few old papers and embellishments from various Fancy Pants Designs collections: Everyday Circus, Nautical and Making Waves, because these collection have red and navy in them. I used textured white card stock for my cut file and backed it randomly with patterned paper.
For my title I used pre-cut alphas from Fancy Pants, adhered them to white cardstock and fussy cut out with a small white border. I did this for two reasons, this makes them sturdier and also, they stand out more from the background.


I layered some tissue paper and project life cards behind my photo and also added a couple of ephemera pieces on my photo. Some are older stash items, a couple are from the new Fancy Pants' Dream Big collection.


I also wanted to add the little clip we got at the information office in Fort Worth. I cut off the pin in the back because I couldn't have laid down the layout flat otherwise, then just adhered it to my photo.


To finish off my layout I added a couple of buttons in matching colors and splattered some navy spray ink around the page.


I hope I could inspire you in some way today!
Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Travelers Notebook spreads for Fancy Pants Designs

Hi there scrappy friends,
I'm back with some new projects for Fancy Pants Designs today!

Last month we were on holiday and since I can't seem to exist without scrapping, I took some supplies with me and worked on my Traveller's Notebooks (4 in total!). I love documenting our travels in real time. I'm really forgetful, so this helps me keep all information in one place that I'd like to remember. Or if we happen to visit these places again, we remember what we liked and so on.
I mainly used the awesome Hello Sunshine collection for these notebooks, but I also mixed in supplies from my stash, so here I am only sharing a few pages that are using mostly this collection.
First I made my inserts. To make it easy for me on vacation, I used some premade inserts with heavier papers. I like to cover all my blank pages with either patterned paper or white cardstock, I rarely leave the background as is. Because of this, I normally only keep 10 pages in one insert and remove the rest (I use these extra pages to create new inserts), this gives me 11 spreads. Of course you can do it totally differently, this is just the way that works best for me.


I also cover and decorate my inserts. For this I use a sheet of 12x12 paper and cut it to size and adhere it to the original cover. Then I add whatever I find, die cuts, chipboard, tags, stickers, enamel dots etc.
Now the fun can begin! Adding photos, papers, embellies to the pages! No rhyme or reason, I just went with the flow. This time I was more prepared than on our last holiday and pre-cut a lot of cut files in sizes that I knew would fit into these notebooks. For me cut files add a little extra to my projects, simple embellishments if I don't have anything else. Plus, they are flat, that's a plus when it comes to TNs!

So without further ado, here's a few pictures.











As you see, there's many many ways to decorate your pages. I like them full of color and patterns, but there is no right or wrong way to do this. You can use lots of scraps, even to cover the pages in different ways, or punching shapes like circles or hexagons etc. I encourage you to give TNs a try! It is really fun working on them. I swear I can't wait for our next travel to be able to work on more :D.

Should you have any questions regarding these pages, just leave a message here or my Instagram. I'm always happy to help!

I hope you like these pages and are inspired to get scrapping! Thank you for stopping by today!
Till next time,

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

#Relax - #moodboardgirls

Hey there scrappy friends,
Do you still remember our #moodboardgirls initiative from a couple of months ago?!
After a much deserved summer break we are back!
This month the mood board was created by the awesome Birgit! It's fresh and summery, perfect to scrap those summer photos! I love the colors! Birgit compiled this mood board from her own photos - look at those blues! Gorgeous!
Again, there's no blog hop or prize or anything, just inspiration. We all are very different style scrappers, from casual and simple, elegant and delicate to messy and complex, so I think we bring something for everyone here today. Come check out all projects on Instagram!
This is my layout based on the mood board:





Thanks to Christin we now have our own little banner yay! So cute no?

Here's the list of talented Ladies who participate in this little get together this month (in no particular order)! Check out their projects on Instagram, ENJOY!
Have a great day you guys, thanks for stopping by!
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